Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez will return to the American Idol stage for Thursday night’s results show. On the night season 12’s finalists are cut from nine to eight, the 17-year old Chula Vista, Calif. native will debut her new single, “Tonight,” accompanied by special guest Ne-Yo.
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Sanchez’s debut album via 19 Recordings/Interscope, called Me, You & the Music, will be available for pre-order on iTunes starting March 21. Fans can also download the new single the same evening. A fan exclusive pre-order will also be available March 21 at Sanchez’s official site and includes an instant download of "Tonight."
Sanchez’s album is said to be "high-energy" and "beat-soaked," according to a release being issued on Tuesday.
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In other news, Sanchez will guest star as a legendary singer from a rival high school on the Fox hit Glee on Thursday, May 2. She’ll also appear on the May 9 season finale.
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